This is our first year growing sunflowers on Cape Cod and they have been incredibly surprising, productive, strange, and charming. These guys or girls each have their own personality. We love them and our birds and bees now love us. Unfortunately, the brown oriental beetles almost destroyed them before they had a chance to do anything. It took lots of late-night beetle picking and smashing to keep them under control.
We’ll post a few photos tomorrow of our favorite strange and gigantic ones from our garden in Brewster on Cape Cod.